4 Bluebottles line up for maneuvers, Jervis Bay, May '23

Autonomous Maritime Domain Awareness

Intelligent, Networked, Integrated

Power large payloads, roam widely, and stay at sea for months at a time. Ocius USVs offer economic and operational advantages over conventional methods in a multitude of industries. Utilising solar, wind and wave power, these vessels can autonomously monitor designated areas for lengths of time. The videos and links below demonstrate just some of the solutions we offer.

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The core technology behind Ocius

Solar Sail

When deployed, the patented hard solar sail harnesses both solar and wind energy. When not desired it automatically folds snuggly into the deck of the Bluebottlelike the wing of a bird, so 100% retracted but also not taking up precious payload space within the vessel. Intelligent programming means the solar sail reacts autonomously to the sea, sun & wind conditions to ensure efficient and safe operation for all mission requirements.
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Rudder Flipper

The patented rudder-flipper steers, guides and powers the unmanned vessel generating forward thrust from the pitching of the vessel in the waves of the ocean.The bigger the sea state the stronger the forces. In seastates over Seastate 6 the solarsail automatically lowers and the rudder passively propels the vessel in the desired direction. If left in the mid position it passively turns the bow of the Bluebottle into the oncoming seas giving Bluebottles unprecedented seakeeping and survival capabilities.
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Sensors and Communication

Multiple sensors are available as options underwater, inside the hull and on the aft comms mast. An Integrated and networked communication system allows live tracking.All vessels can be monitored while operating autonomously or controlled remotely, constantly sending data back to the control room.
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Keel Winch Cassette

The patented ‘keel winch’ is a cassette that displaces water ballast in the keel - so adding or changing a cassette does not interfere with the displacement or trim of the Bluebottle.The cassette can be flat packed and shipped to anywhere in the world for customers to install, commission and test their sensor or array on the winch before inserting it into the payload bay of a Bluebottle - being ready to go.
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How Ocius is changing the world

Defence Solutions


  • Anti-Submarine Warfare
  • Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance
  • Electronic Warfare
  • Mine Counter Measures
  • Gateway Communications
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Oil and Gas Solutions

Oil & Gas

  • Seabed and Pipeline Surveys
  • Environment Monitoring
  • Security
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Science Solutions


  • Weather “ground truth“
  • Current profiling
  • Climate Change
  • Hurricane Landfall Prediction
  • Fisheries
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Ocius Vessels

Bluey Buoy Class Vessel

Bluey Buoy Class

  • Self deploying, movable, self retrieving buoy
  • Uses solar & wave energy
  • Scalable from 1.1m/3.6’
  • 10kg/22lb lightship & 10kg/22lb payload
Bluebottle Class Vessel

Bluebottle Class

  • Uses solar, wind & wave energy
  • Up to 6.8m/22’ in length
  • Payload up to 600kg/1320lb
  • Keel cassette winch to 200m
Shipmate Class Vessel

Shipmate Class (Concept)

  • Loiter/stealth uses solar & wave energy
  • Pursuit uses diesel power
  • Scalable
  • Mono or multihull design
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